A writer, actor and wife of actor forms a love triangle. The three live-ism during the McCarthy era, a phenomenon appeared in the US in the late 40s and early 50s and was characterized by an almost paranoid fear of communists.
The Americans then living always under the impression that Soviet spies infiltrated everywhere and they are sabotaging democracy, and those who were accused of being communists or communist sympathizers were subjected to assaults and interrogations. The actor is called to interrogation and his statements to condemn the writer arrive at prison. By the time it closed, the writer makes a play about betrayal and enact Once released, distributing it on the actor in the title role.